Frequently Asked Questions

UNDERSTANDING ORSC™

What is ORSC™?

ORSC™ stands for Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching™. ORSC™ is an integrated and robust coaching model based on Relationship Systems Intelligence™.

 

Beyond Emotional Intelligence (relationship with oneself) and Social Intelligence (relationship with other) is the realm of Relationship Systems Intelligence where one’s focus shifts to the relationship with the group, team or system.

 

This approach creates sustainable and resilient teams (organizations) and families.

What is the foundation of ORSC™?

ORSC™ is based on Systems Theory, Process Work, Family Systems Therapy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Quantum Physics, Co-Active Coaching™, and Taoism. At its core is the study of Relationship Systems Intelligence.

What is the Third Entity™?

Jungian scholars might call it a collective consciousness, business consultants refer to corporate culture and therapists address family system dynamics. The Third Entity is that which lives outside the individuals in a particular relationship system whether a work team, family, or couple. Still confused? John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were individuals. The Beatles is their Third Entity™.

Who should do the ORSC™ program?

The ORSC™ Program is a tools-rich program for any individual or organisation that recognise and want to build on the value of building conscious and intentional relationships and partnerships. Some of our ORSC™ Program graduates include coaching practitioners, team leaders, Agile professionals, Scrum Masters, consultants, business owners, HR / OD / L&D professionals and more. 

The ORSC™ Program offers skills and tools to develop relationship and systems coaching and leadership skills, and can be used to enhance an individual's scope of work and pool of existing and prospective clients. These skills and tools are also applicable in personal relationships as well. The modules are useful for anyone who who needs to work skilfully with others, be it teams, groups, partners, couples, leaders and organisations.

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I would like to know more about ORSC™ and how I can personally benefit from the courses

Please submit your query here. We share how ORSC™ helps different individuals in the various roles - more than just for coaches. We also share how we have helped different organisations through ORSC™. We are proud to have impacted individuals, the private and health sector, government, and educational institution.

FOUNDATIONAL MODULES

What is the difference between ORS@Work and ORSC™ Fundamentals?

Both ORS@Work and Fundamentals are based on the same set of skills and principles. Fundamentals is geared more toward personal coaching, therapy, or social work applications.

ORS@Work has been designed specifically for OD, HR, business coaching or consulting applications. In ORS@Work scenarios are contextualised specifically for the workplace. Participants in ORS@Work are generally managers, team leaders, or HR/OD staff.

ORS@Work is also designed for the team leader in mind where the team leader already has an agenda and coaches their team towards that agenda. 

In Fundamentals, participants experience the tools from both a business and personal perspective. Fundamentals is geared more toward personal coaching, therapy, or social work applications.

 

Either course works as standalone training, or as the first module of the five required to attain ORSC Certification.

For in-person courses: There are no in-person programs until further notice.

For virtual foundation courses: We only offer ORSC Fundamentals at the moment.

What is the Immersion Session post-Fundamentals all about? 

For the APAC region, we offer a Complimentary Immersion Session (post-Fundamentals) to integrate the context of Fundamentals into the organization. It is an optional session where we will provide you with the opportunity to utilise the language of the coach, and if needed, the language of the team leader / consultant. 

 

We also share how we can utilise these tools face to face, so that participants can access 2 formats of coaching. We find that participants in the consulting, Agile, and OD space have found the Immersion session to be very useful after taking Fundamentals.

I am a coach. How can ORS@Work help me? 

For coaches, understanding how systems work adds an essential and highly relevant advantage. When coaches work with their clients, they will need to know how to work with the systems they exist in, too. With ORS@Work, coaches are able to help their clients flourish when they are better able to thrive in their relationship systems.  

 

Coaches can also benefit from gaining: 

 

  1. Powerful and practical tools in the area of change & conflict management 

  2. A compelling model for understanding & working with relationship systems 

  3. 12 Continuous Coach Education Units (CCEUs) 

  4. The opportunity to upgrade from individual coaching to business, executive & team coaching  

  5. An advantage by boosting their scope of coaching & work with a larger pool of clients 

INTERMEDIATE MODULES

I did ORS@Work / ORSC™ Fundamentals outside of the APAC region. Can I still do the Intermediate Series with CRR APAC?

Yes, you may still enrol in the Intermediate Series with CRR APAC. We will require some documentation of your ORSC™ Foundational module course completion.

It's been a while since I completed ORS@Work / ORSC™ Fundamentals. Do you offer refresher courses?

We do not offer refresher courses. However, we do offer the opportunity for module graduates to volunteer their time and assist course leaders. For example, if you have completed ORS@Work/ORSC Fundamentals, you may request to be an Assistant for subsequent ORS@Work/ORSC Fundamentals modules. This might allow you to refresh your memory on ORSC™ concepts. Allocation of Assistants for all modules will be made at CRR APAC's discretion and may be subject to change.

PROVISION OF TRAINING

Can I take ORSC™ modules in any order?

The ORSC™ program is a series of five modules and each module is a pre-requisite for the next. Each must be taken in sequential order because the content builds on the previous module.

How is the training provided?

At the moment, we offer all courses virtually.

You will still have the opportunity to access your learning with our Global ORSC™ Faculty, who will conduct these courses within their country of residence. 

Are ORSC™ courses available online?

Yes. The ORSC™ Fundamentals, as well as all Intermediate Series modules (ORSC Intelligence, Geography, Path and Systems Integration) are available virtually.

I want to bring ORSC™ to my organization. How do I do that?

We do offer ORSC™ courses to be run in-house. Please submit a query here and we will reach out to you personally.

ACCREDITATION

Are the ORSC™ courses accreditated?

Our coach training courses earn ICF CCEUs and our certification is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.

 

  • ORS@Work/ORSC Fundamentals is the foundational course of a five-course series and ICF ACTP Programme. You will receive 12 Continuous Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) upon completion of either foundational module.

  • Intermediate Series Modules - Intelligence, Geography, Path and Systems integration: Upon completion of EACH module, you will receive 18 CCEUs per module.

  • Certification: Those who complete the ORSC™ Certification program will earn the credential ORSCC and an additional 99.5 CCEUs.

ACCREDITATION

Do you offer a benefit if I have an ICF membership?

No, we do not offer price benefits for ICF members.

Is there a benefit if I do the whole ORSC Program?

We do offer a  price benefit if you purchase an ORSC Package with us. If you choose to make payment at one go, as opposed to paying via instalments, you will also be entitled to greater savings.

Please refer to our Events and Fees page for more information. 

ORSC™ AND OTHER COACHING METHODOLOGIES

How does ORSC™ work with other coaching methodologies?

The analogy that we like to use is that ORSC™ is an operating system upon which other applications, mental models and approaches can be reinterpreted. Once our students make the paradigm shift from engaging individuals to the entire group (what we call The Third Entity™, a whole new world of opportunities emerge. Many students report great satisfaction because what they’ve already learned and used in their work is even more effective when coupled with ORSC™ principles.

What is the difference between ORSC™ and other team coaching programs?

The experiential nature of ORSC™ makes it a practitioner's go-to. It combines the fields of coaching, facilitation, OD and change management - bringing focus to the team dynamics and process for change.

ORSC™ is also known particularly for its strength in combining theory (the mental models) with application.